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Lebanon - Huge explosion in Beirut - August 4, 2020 - Approx. 150 are dead, 5,000 injured, tens of thousands homeless

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  • #16
    WHO dispatches 20 tonnes of supplies to support Beirut

    Updated 21:37, 06-Aug-2020
    CGTN

    A plane carrying 20 tonnes of supplies from the World Health Organization (WHO) landed in Lebanon's capital Beirut Wednesday.

    WHO's Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office said on Twitter that the supplies will "support treatment of patients suffering from injuries and burns as a result of the massive blast."

    ...Three hospitals in Beirut are not able operate and two hospitals are partially damaged due to the impact of the blast...

    https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-08-0...1Is/index.html

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    • #17

      The head of Lebanon’s Customs Department has been ordered to remain in custody and his predecessor was arrested in connection with the Beirut explosions, the state-run news agency said Friday.

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      On Tuesday, massive explosions killed at least 150 people, wounded over 5,000 and demolished buildings across the capital.

      https://english.alarabiya.net/en/New...-arrested.html

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      • #18
        Massive protests about the explosion and the apparent dereliction of duty of port officials:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOKLBRJiSRs

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        • #19

          Lebanon health minister: Cabinet resigns over Beirut blast

          https://apnews.com/598da05d3907aa583...source=Twitter


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          • #20

            Hedwig Waltmans-Molier has died in Beirut


            News item | 08-08-2020 | 10:59

            It is with dismay and great sadness that we report the death of our colleague Hedwig Waltmans-Molier (1964–2020). On Saturday 8 August she succumbed to injuries sustained in the massive explosion in Beirut on 4 August.


            https://www.government.nl/latest/new...died-in-beirut

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